Friday, July 07, 2006

Play is Necessary

My dear friends we love you so very much. My dear friends we love you so very much. There is within each of your hearts a desire to rest for you work so very hard. And yet many of you feel that rest is unproductive and that you are never going to get things done if you allow yourselves the time to play. Play dear ones, in balance, is sacred. Play frees your mind and elevates your spirit. Play gets your mind out of the way, enlivens your heart, and gives God a little room to work in your lives.

Play is anything you do for the sheer joy of doing it, not for any other reason. Play is about process, not results. Play is about engaging yourself in a dance with life and trusting that all is well while you let down your guard, give your responsibilities to God to handle for a short while, and rejuvenate your spirit.

Play is necessary for the spiritual work that you are here to do upon the earth for without it, life becomes drudgery, growth becomes a chore, and life becomes a series of moments designed to survive in the future. Play dear ones, in balance with your work, and rest when you are weary. Far from being wasted moments, these are the moments in which you rejuvenate your spirit for the tasks ahead